Go on a vacation
Seriously. Even if it’s just for a weekend. Going on a vacation to maintain your mental health helps you learn how to be grateful for what you have and helps you cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
I recently went on a trip to Jamaica and was blown away at how much the trip did for my mental health and overall well being.
Going on a vacation offers you a chance to get away from your normal hustle and bustle and allows a chance to just be. Even if you have experiences planned and have your vacation details ironed out, the change of scenery allows your mind to change its normal processes and absorb the new information that it’s receiving. It’s like restarting your computer after downloading the latest update.
Spending time at Breathless Resorts in Montego Bay gave me the chance to detox from my day to day triggers and experience life in a way I had never done before. It also allowed me a chance to develop new anchoring thoughts to have when old triggers are activated. If I find myself panicking and reacting to situations around me I have amazing memories to look back on and that is key for anyone who battles against mental health issues.
As women of color we are hard working by nature and tend to neglect ourselves because we are always giving to others. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a nurturer but we cannot forget to be nurtured too.Take a vacation this year sis. It doesn’t matter when or where just do it. You deserve it. Take time to make sure that taking a vacation is one of things you do this year because self care is a non negotiable in 2020.
Even if you have kids, changing what they see and having experiences with them are also needed but if you can take a trip and leave the kids in 2020 Sis, go for it and don’t feel guilty!
Plus going on vacation gives you a new place and space to create powerful affirmations that work for you! If you haven’t been practicing affirmations as a tool to build a habit of positive self talk then I don’t know what your waiting for. Check out the class here. I teach you all about creating affirmations that are powerful, personalized and impactful. It’s free.